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Wild Adventures!

~ 14 days from Broome to Darwin with Kimberley Wild

We don’t usually plan our travels in great detail, in advance. We have a general idea, and then research places as we go, talk to people we meet along the way, and get ideas. We don’t usually book organised tours either, but in this particular case, we realised that our complete lack of knowledge of the area and the wilderness, meant that if we tried to do it on our own, we would probably die!

Boab tree prison
Boab tree prison

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Arthur’s Pass to Akaroa

As part of our New Zealand road trip, while in the South Island, we drove over Arthur’s Pass to Christchurch and the Banks Peninsula. There is stunning scenery over Arthur’s Pass, it’s a shame it was raining so much we really didn’t want to do any walking. Continue reading Arthur’s Pass to Akaroa

Cycling through Middle-earth

~ Biking the Otago Central Rail Trail

No wonder Peter Jackson chose New Zealand to shoot the Lord of the Rings series of films – stunning scenery, craggy mountains, endless rolling hills, greenery galore. Central Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand, is a beautiful area. Continue reading Cycling through Middle-earth

“…where the buffalo roam”

And they do, all over the place! Although they’re not actually buffalo, they are Bison – Bison bison to be exact. They are large and wooly, and rather scruffy at this time of year, as they’re shedding their winter coats. They also have large horns, and lots of muscle, it’s a smart idea to stay out of their way!

Artists Paintpot & Chromatic pool (121)

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Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town

Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town, South Africa, is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens I’ve ever been to. I could spend days there, I could live there! Here’s a little photo essay, hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Kirstenbosch Gardens (19)

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Palo Duro, the secret grand canyon!

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, just a short drive south of Amarillo Texas, in my opinion, should be as well known and well visited as its cousin the Grand Canyon to the west in Arizona. It is gorgeous, stunning, beautiful, amazing! No, it’s not as deep as the Grand Canyon, but you can drive to the bottom, and then hike short or longer trails very easily. It’s extremely accessible and simply stunning! Thank you Texas!

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Rocks by wind and water

While we were staying in Santa Fe New Mexico, our gracious host took us out hiking to an amazing place called Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. 

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